Annie Cohen-Solal is Distinguished Professor at Bocconi University in Milan (Department of Social and Political Sciences). She received her doctorate from the Sorbonne, where she developed a joint interest in history and sociology. Her academic career has led her to hold positions at prestigious universities from Berlin to Jerusalem, New York and Paris. As a writer, she gained international recognition in 1985 with Sartre (1905-1980), translated into fifteen languages. From 1989 to 1993, she was the Cultural Counselor at the French Embassy in the United States -an experience that inspired her to explore the theme of art and immigration through numerous conferences, articles and exhibitions. Her books include Painting American Paris 1867-New York 1948 (Prix Bernier de l’Académie des beaux-arts, 2000), Leo Castelli & his Circle (Prix ArtCurial 2010), New York Mid-Century (with Paul Goldberger and Robert Gottlieb, 2013), Mark Rothko (collection Jewish Lives, Yale UP, 2015). As an exhibition curator, she produced Magiciens de la terre: Revisiting a Legendary Exhibition (Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2014 with Jean-Hubert Martin); Picasso l’étranger (Musée national de l’immigration and Musée national Picasso Paris, 2021-2022), which won the Historia prize for best exhibition 2022 and will travel to New York and Milan. Her latest essay Picasso l’étranger (Prix Femina Essai, Fayard, 2021) was published by both Farrar Straus & Giroux (USA and English-speaking world) and Paidós (Spain and Hispanic world) in Spring 2023. Next editions in 2024: Poland (Znak Koncept), Brazil (Record), Italy (Marsilio), then, Russia, China, Japan etc. Born in Algiers, Cohen-Solal lives between Paris, Cortona and Milan.